Meet The Excel Center in Clarksville’s First Graduate

Meet The Excel Center in Clarksville’s First Graduate

“Three lessons that I learned in school are that George Washington fought Cornwallis in the Battle of Charleston, not to take things for granted and never give up.” Gavin Hagan,19, was on-track to graduate high school. As a teenager, he owned a landscaping business,...
Single Father Making School a Priority

Single Father Making School a Priority

When someone struggles with being in and out of the criminal justice system, it can be difficult to break the cycle. For many of these individuals, education becomes a solution to make that happen. Cortez Adkins, 23, enrolled at The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high...
The Land of Dreams Leads to a Diploma

The Land of Dreams Leads to a Diploma

Coming to the United States from a different country can present many obstacles but also opportunities. For Dior Thioune, 30, one of her opportunities was education. Dior is originally from Senegal, West Africa, and was 15 years old when she stopped attending high...
Single Mother Overcomes Obstacles to Reach High School Graduation

Single Mother Overcomes Obstacles to Reach High School Graduation

For adults, returning to high school can be a difficult task especially when life’s obstacles arise. However, with the right support, they can still thrive in a high school setting to reach their ultimate goal—graduation. Paige Mallory, 28, learned about The Excel...
Kenyatta Tyler Perseveres at The Excel Center

Kenyatta Tyler Perseveres at The Excel Center

Surrounding yourself with the right people can bring out qualities in yourself that you didn’t know existed. That’s exactly what happened when Kenyatta Tyler enrolled at The Excel Center® . Even with life’s trials and obstacles, Kenyatta was able to stay on track and...